• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Due to the Industrial Rope Access Project at the Gateway Arch

    Visitors may enter the Arch at the south leg only. Tram rides to the top are still available, the observation deck at the top will have restrictions. Usual walking paths may be closed; please look for signage or a Ranger for walking directions.

Library

Attention Researchers!
The Library will close on July 3 at 1:30 p.m.

 

The JNEM Library is a research facility available to researchers studying American westward expansion and related subjects.

The library is open for research Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. It is located on the second floor of the historic Old Courthouse at Broadway and Market Streets in downtown St. Louis.


Researchers who are considering a visit to the library may read our library procedures to better acquaint themselves with the library's operational rules. Both JNEM staff members and public researchers are encouraged to call the library in advance to schedule their library use, whenever possible.


Click here to learn more about Library Holdings.

Click here to learn more about Library Services.

 
JNEM Library
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Library

Did You Know?

Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...